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Waste company fined after member of the public dies

27-04-2011

Team Waste (Southern) Ltd has been fined after a bin lorry ran over and killed a member of the public.

The HSE investigation determined that the company failed to ensure that control measures identified in their own risk assessment were put into practice. The driver reversed the refuse collection vehicle without a banksman (known as a reversing assistant), the vehicle also had defective CCTV at the rear and the audible reversing siren was turned off (the driver believed such alarms were prohibited before 7.00am).

The company, of Burleigh Oaks Farm East Street, Turners Hill, Crawley was found guilty of breaching section 3(1) of the Health and Safety etc. at Work Act 1974. The company was fined a total of £250,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,000.

HSE Press Release.

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